Friday, November 24, 2017
Idaho DEQ awards $30,000 grant to the City of Shelley for drinking water study

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) recently awarded a $30,000 grant to the City of Shelley in Bingham County.
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Ohio EPA calls for early comments on potential changes to Toxic Chemical Release Reporting Rules

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) recently called for early stakeholder input on potential revisions for its Toxic Chemical Release Reporting Rules, which the agency is reviewing based on a five-year review requirement.
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ABM to provide system improvements to make Georgia’s Irwin County school system more sustainable

Facility solutions company ABM will provide Georgia’s Irwin County School System with cost effective improvements to HVAC, lighting and controls systems through its Bundled Energy Solutions (BES) program.
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Aftermath Solutions to provide $150,000 for first responder training in Arizona

Aftermath Solutions Inc., based in Illinois, will contribute $150,000 to provide Arizona first responders with Occupation Safety and Health Administration blood-borne pathogen training for three years, as a Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP).
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IECA urges FERC to deny legislators’ request for Technical Conference

Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA) President Paul N. Cicio recently sent a letter to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Norman Bay urging him to disregard a request from some national legislators requesting a Technical Conference on the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA).
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Ohio EPA proposes rule revisions on harmful algal bloom data and laboratory certification

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s (Ohio EPA) Division of Drinking and Ground Waters (DDAGW) is proposing new rules on monitoring and reporting harmful algal blooms and revisions to rules on laboratory certification.
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EPA enacts burn ban for 14 Washington reservations

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently imposed outdoor open burn bans on 14 Indian reservations within Washington in an effort to combat the impact of increased air pollution levels and stagnant air conditions.
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Rhode Island DEM announces $30,000 in marine debris cleanup grants

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) recently awarded grants to the Town of Portsmouth and Westerly’s Watch Hill Fire District to support the communities’ efforts in cleaning up marine debris.
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D.C. honors 2015 District Sustainability Awards winners

Washington, D.C., Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) Director Tommy Wells recently honored the 2015 District Sustainability Awards winners at a ceremony in the Danish Ambassador’s residence.
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Jewell disappointed in Congress’ failure to authorize Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement

After the end-of-year adjournment of Congress without legislative approval of the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement (KBRA), Interior Secretary Sally Jewell expressed disappointment that the hard-fought document will not be implemented.
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EPA Region 7 proceeds with plan for physical isolation barrier at West Lake Landfill Superfund Site

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Region 7 recently decided to proceed with plans mitigate the Bridgeton, Missouri’s West Lake Landfill Superfund Site through the installation of a physical isolation barrier.
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EPA files complaint against Volkswagen for defeat devices

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) filed a civil complaint against Volkswagen this week, following the discovery of defeat devices that the company allegedly used to falsify the results of emissions tests.
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Murphy and Courtney celebrate land conservation wins for Connecticut

Connecticut lawmakers U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) and U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT) recently celebrated several end-of-year wins for federal aid toward land conservation in their home state.
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USDA announces investments in Iowa agricultural conservation

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced a new suite of initiatives to boost agriculture and land and soil conservation in Iowa, promising consistent additions to the $2.2 billion spent by the USDA within the state since 2009.
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IECA president sends letter of support for HR 712 to Collins

Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA) President Paul N. Cicio recently sent a letter to U.S. Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) to show his organizations’ support for the Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2015, or HR 712.
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Water board posts updated Water Quality Control Plans for three California waters

The California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley (5), recently posted updated Water Quality Control Plans for three California water bodies on its website.
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RGGI schedules meeting to garner feedback for 2016 Program Review

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) Inc. has scheduled a stakeholder meeting for Feb. 2 in Wilmington, Delaware, allowing for public comments for the RGGI participating states’ 2016 Program Review.
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MACD holds annual winter meeting

The Maine Association of Conservation Districts (MACD) recently held its annual winter meeting in Bangor, allowing the 16 conservation districts to discuss soil health initiatives and grant programs, among other topics.
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0regon DEQ accepting comments on water quality permit for Timberline Lodge

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is now accepting public comments on the conditions for the Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF) permit for Timberline Lodge.
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Collins celebrates advancement of 'Sue and Settle' Bill

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) recently celebrated the advancement of his H.R. 712 bill, the Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act, by the House of Representatives.
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